Stan Cockerton

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Stan Cockerton
— Lacrosse player —
Born (1955-05-19) May 19, 1955 (age 61)
Oshawa, Ontario
Position Attack
NCAA, MSL, OLA Jr A team North Carolina State University, Brooklin Redmen, Oshawa Green Gaels
Nationality Canada
Shoots Right
Career highlights
  • 3rd All-time in NCAA Division I career Goals
  • 15th in NCAA career Points
  • 2nd in NCAA career Points-per-Game
  • 1978 World Lacrosse Championship Champions (Canada)
Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, 2003

Stan Cockerton (born May 19, 1955) was an All-American lacrosse player for the NC State Wolfpack men's lacrosse team from 1977 to 1980, leading the Wolfpack to its only NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championship tournament appearance in 1979.

Career[edit]

He is ranked third all-time in NCAA career goals with 193. He led the Wolfpack to 30 wins from 1977 to 1980, with two second-place finishes in the Atlantic Coast Conference. North Carolina State cancelled the varsity lacrosse program in 1983. Stan once scored 11 goals in one game, against Salisbury State in 1979.

Cockerton, a three time first-team All American, learned the game in Ontario playing box lacrosse for the famed Oshawa Green Gaels junior team. He also teamed with Mike French for the 1978 Canadian National Team upset over a heavily favored U.S. Team, scoring the overtime winning goal. Cockerton also played for the Brooklin Redmen in Major Series Lacrosse, while he was going to school at North Carolina State, scoring over 200 points for the Redmen.

Cockerton is currently an executive with both the Ontario Lacrosse Association and International Lacrosse Federation as well the founder of the Heritage Cup. Stan was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003. Cockerton was further inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2014.

Stan is the father of Mark and Matt Cockerton, two highly touted players from the OLA Junior A Lacrosse League, who played college lacrosse at the University of Virginia.

Statistics[edit]

North Carolina State University[edit]

     
Season GP G A Pts PPG
1977 11 52 20 72 6.55
1978 11 45 27 72 6.36
1979 12 51 25 76 6.33
1980 11 45 15 60 5.55
Totals 44 193 (a) 87 280 6.32 (b)
(a) 3rd in NCAA career Goals
(b) 2nd in NCAA career Points-per-Game

OLA/WLA/MSL Statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1970 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 1 -- -- -- -- 2 0 2 2 0
1971 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 25 14 12 26 46 5 0 0 0 2
1972 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 28 43 33 76 86 17 23 26 49 28
1973 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 28 56 72 128 109 -- -- -- -- --
1973 Brooklin Redmen MSL 1 1 1 2 0 -- -- -- -- --
1974 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 22 51 55 106 91 12 18 36 54 55
1975 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 28 68 62 130 102 2 9 5 14 16
1976 Oshawa Green Gaels OLA Jr A 26 87 81 168 67 6 16 21 37 20
1977 Brooklin Redmen MSL 16 56 36 92 36 4 7 12 19 14
1978 Brooklin Redmen MSL 11 27 22 49 31 3 5 3 8 2
1979 Brooklin Redmen MSL 12 25 44 69 10 4 13 9 22 6
1980 Brooklin Redmen MSL 8 12 8 20 49 1 -- -- -- --
Junior A Totals 158 319 315 634 501 44 66 90 153 121
PRO/MAJOR/SENIOR TOTALS 48 121 111 232 126 12 25 23 49 22

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